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Senior Gardener

University of Oxford - University Parks

Location: Oxford
Salary: £23,715 to £27,131 Grade 4, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd September 2022
Closes: 5th October 2022
Job Ref: 159426

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Senior Gardener to join the University Parks team dedicated to maintaining and developing the University Parks.

What We Offer

As an employer we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

About the role

The 70 acre University Parks is set in the heart of Oxford and provides a unique blend of amenity and recreational space. It is one of the few parks still in private ownership and is listed grade II by Historic England. It is much valued green space frequented by members of the University, local residents and oxford’s tourists, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

The team also maintain and develop over 250 external sites including most of the University’s green estate and many Oxford Colleges. This is an opportunity to work in a range of interesting environments with unusual plant collections. We undertake all aspects of garden maintenance as well as soft and hard landscaping and therefore operate a broad range of equipment.

About You

Previous experience in horticulture is essential for this post. You should be able to demonstrate familiarity and good skills using both powered equipment and hand tools. You should have solid plant knowledge, and a flexible approach to the work required.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications to be submitted is 05 October at 12:00 midday.

Interviews will be taking place on 12 October.

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